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is drama. okay? so congress should do its job. we're not going to negotiate over extending the debt ceiling. >> though the house is planning something short-term to force the senate to the a budget. >> just the structure, moving something on a shorter term, what we are discussing is something that all could support. it's reasonable. but also very constructive for america themselves. >> spokesman for the senate majority leader harry reid says if the house pass a clean debt ceiling incress, the senate will be happy to consider it. jay carney at the white house called for passing a clean debt limit deal without delay. leading republicans are saying without a budget that includes a real plan to reduce the deficit, the nation faces the threat of a credit downgrade. bret? >> bret: mike, thank you. sticking with the tet and deficit issues, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are talking about what to do in a worse case scenario. the government not having enough money to pay its bills. chief political correspondent carl cameron reports on a possible short-term solution that is getting a long look
in raising the debt ceiling. >> would you support a short-term measure to force you to pass a budget? >> i think it should be longer because we don't want to play fiscal cliff every three months. but it's a positive step. >> you never get a clean debt ceiling raise. >> yes, you should. >> that's not a question of whether you should. but historically it's not been the case. >> mitch mcconnell proposed it two years ago and we passed it. but let me say this on the budget. we democrats have always intended to do a budget this year. for two reasons. first, it is not true that we haven't had budget control in effect over the last several years. the budget control act of 2011 put rigid spending cuts that are in effect -- that were in effect last year. we cut $1 trillion. we didn't like it. it was much more of a republican type proposal than ours. in effect, it expires this year. so we need a budget. but second, it's going to be a great opportunity for us. because in our budget that we will pass, we will lift tax reform, which many of my republican colleagues liked, but it will include revenues. i
include a provision in the debt ceiling legislation saying that lawmakers will not be paid if they do not pass a budget blueprint. was it right to step back from challenging the president over raising the debt ceiling? >> well, i think the house proposal is a step in the right direction. no doubt the senate hasn't done it's job. it's been nearly four years since it's passed a budget. but it doesn't go nearly far enough. we have a crisis. i just got back last week from afghanistan. and i had multiple servicemen and women clasp me on the arm and say, please do something about the debt and deficit. we're bankrupting the country. that's what the american people are looking for. and to date, politicians have both parties have been unwilling to take even a tiny step in the right direction. we've got to fix the problem. >> the senate has to pass a budget. do you believe that? >> i do. >> why has it been four years since you've done that? >> well, let me answer this. this was a major victory for the president. the republicans have now twice lost out on fiscal issues in the last month. first f
is getting congress to increase the nation's debt ceiling at that talk about cutting the debt. that's where some think he will try to cement his legacy. >> he's going to try to get our long term in thailand obligations under control and set us on a new fiscal course. >> the president's first foreign-policy priority last term was israeli-palestinian peace. it's unlikely to take the top spot the second time, where most expect the president's focus to be on iran. >> it's hard to believe if we can't get a meaningful negotiation within the next two years that you will not have it read capable of producing a nuclear weapons. then, the u.s. has the choice in its negotiations -- will the solution be containment or is it going to be a preventive strike? >> as he takes the oath again, he will do it with the experience of that presidencies are often formed by crises that happened outside of their control. he will know all folksy brought here last i did not change washington. he will try something -- you have to try something new if you want to accomplish his ambitious agenda this type. >> there are re
in terms of reaching the debt ceiling, yet does science seem locked in concrete. i'm not going to talk about the congress. speaker boehner said it can't be done unless we cut spending at the same time. having watched this for more than 30 years in congress, what are the odds of avoiding going over the cliff given where both parties are? >> the outside that we won't do it. it's not a matter of faith. it's a matter of consequence. i mean, those who say okay, let's toilet, they are toying with the american economy and with the global economy. and so, i think it is somewhat -- it seems brave to talk about doing that, but the closer you get to that cliff, the less likely it is that your fund the u.s. over it. >> one another in a booklet of brian butler and start. let me ask you about tax reform. he told "politico" last week that a balanced approach are facing sequester with spending cuts and revenue should accelerate tax reform and i believe it's fully possible this year for work on a bipartisan basis, unquote. how does that square with the people who say tax reform is going to lose out bec
first term ended with questions about the debt ceiling, questions about gun safety questions about whether this congress will give so much as an inch on any of it. i'm afraid we might already know the answer to the last one. [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: it has been nearly five weeks since the nowtown massacre, and the town's police chief has a very simple message for washington. >> ban assault weapons, restrict those magazines that have so many bullets in them. >> jennifer: progressives are pushing for a ban and diane feinstein says she'll introduce on assault weapon ban later this month. john mccain expressed his doubts. >> do you think an assault weapons ban can pass the congress? >> no. >> do you think it should? >> no. >> jennifer: now the question is without republican support is the president going to push for a ban any ways? so from his progressive basis point of view he has a mandate and he should use it. 62% of americans do support a ban. from the white house's perspective pushing an assault weapon's ban is a risky proposition. the president addre
the nation's debt ceiling. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we'll examine what the president said about tackling the government deficit and reducing gun violence. >> brown: then, we turn to the west african nation of mali, where french troops have launched air strikes on islamic militants. three jihaddist groups now deemed a clear and present danger to the capital and beyond, a threat to africa and europe. >> woodruff: margaret warner has the story of the suicide of a young internet wizard who was facing federal charges for hacking and distributing online data he thought should be made public. >> brown: ray suarez updates the changes in cuba, where travel restrictions were eased today for citizens hoping to come and go. >> it is still one of the most repressive places in terms of its human rights record but we welcome any liberalization. we hope that will turn out to be one such. >> woodruff: and with rehearsals already under way for next week's inaugural ceremonies, we examine the new rules for raising money for the
first term comes to an end. >> brown: the questions were domited by the looming debt ceiling fight. the president sternly warned republicans not to balk at raising the nation's borrowing limit. >> they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> brown: congress has until march to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a government default. most republicans have insisted that with the government facing another trillion dollar deficit this year, any increase in borrowing authority must be tied to cuts in spending. the president flatly disagreed. >> i want to be clear about this. the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. so while i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce our deficits, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills t
the republicans are caving in on the debt ceiling with a short-term agreement for a grand plan. if they could not do a grand plan a year and a half ago they will not now. >> my point. they lost on taxes. they are folding on the debt ceiling. they are hoping the timing will be better to deal with the sequestration with the debt ceiling but that is cosmetics. john is right. the premise of your question is right. this is a party that lost its way, lost its vision, lost its approach and the president is trying --. >>gregg: the president's approval rating is 53 percent and negative 48 percent and that is almost the lowest of any second-term president in six decades. nixon did better than that. however, look at the house of representatives republicans. they are showing disapproval rating at 73 percent. >> they have been perceived at negative, out of touch positions that are not popular. >>gregg: gay rights and tax rights? >> and they fit into the demonization they are protecting the rights of the rich. >> they do not have a pro growth agenda, creating jobs, they do not have a message. >>gregg: and
will increase the debt ceiling on a short-term basis, but the senate has to pass a budget which it has not done in four years and if you don't do that then you don't get pay for congress. that has been criticized by democrats, but the issue here is where house republicans want to fight the administration on spending, and they want to force the president's hand for more spending and they have opportunities to do it, and the debt ceiling is one they don't want to fight over, and it's a bad result politically and economically for the country, and the sequestration, and they can tie some of the efforts to force the president's hand to cut spending to the other fights. >> the gop proposal that just came out calls for the house and senate to have some type of budget by mid april but doesn't include spending cuts, so can we view it as a concession on the republican's side. >> they don't want to get the blame for a potential default and what that would mean for the economy, and they would rather fight on things like shutting the governor down or automatic spending cuts going into effect, and they think
, in march, government spending does run out. they would focus on a longer-term debt ceiling increase sometime in april or may. that is the strategy from house republicans. president obama says he has not even entertained any type of negotiations. republicans should agree to raise the debt ceiling because having to raise it is the result of appropriations already passed and signed into law. back to you. melissa: thanks so much. ashley: here with reaction to the gop when it peter welch. thank you for joining us. you say, look, republicans are making it an "economic weapon of mass distraction." do they get is a continuation of that? >> it is actually progress for the republican confidence, but it is not progress for the country. that tack tick is not one that they can hold onto because they know it will plunge this country into a deeper recession. they have been -- it is a way to say they are avoiding. ashley: it really is not addressing the issue, though, what will it take to get that in place. i know that you, of course, have been leading the charge to have the president to prevent th
for many years. yes, we're doing it differently now. we're talking about the debt ceiling in term of ways to have a discussion and reduce spending. is that different than it has been over the last 30 years? yes, but thankfully so. maybe if we had these discussions for the last 30 years we wouldn't be looking at $6 trillion in debt. we've done it to ourselves but this is the future and perhaps rightly so until we get things straightened out. >> we'll keep a close eye. thanks for coming to the camera. >> thanks for having me. >> still, the cost of america's crumbling of infrastructure. we're back in a moment. >> announcer: this cnbc program is sponsored by audi, truth in engineering. [ engine revs ] come in. ♪ got the coffee. that was fast. we're outta here. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ the street." i'm michelle caruso cabrera. a report just came out that shows how costly it is that we don't keep up our roads and waterways. more than $3 trillion off the nation's gdp through 2020. they believe we should be spending $2.7 trillion through the end cht decade. they expect we'll only spend $1.6 tril
-month extension to the nation's debt ceiling but would not agree to a long term increase until both chambers approve a budget. the president said this week he would not negotiate with congress when it comes to pay are for spending congress has already approve -- comes to paying for spending congress has already approved. >>> san mateo county is planning a gun buyback next weekend saturday, january 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the county event center. organizers say they're offering $100 per handgun, shotgun and rifle and $200 for assault weapons. congresswoman jackie spear is funding the buy back, no word how much money is available. remember, a buyback event in marin county was so popular officials actually ran out of cash. >>> u.s. officials now say one american worker has been found dead in that algerian natural gas complex that was seized by terrorists. the hostage standoff at the british petroleum facility is in its third day, but it's unclear how many people have died since the algerian government launched a counter attack and how many escaped. reuters reports more than 20 people are
with them on the debt ceiling. today they recognized that they were not going to get that. and today the republicans caved. and the vix was very happy. at this point, the republicans are still trying to hand contingencies on this. they're still trying to say, they're only going to cave for three months, and then they'll be back to demanding negotiations again, but essentially it is over. president obama called their bluff. business interests, markets, people that make decisions that contribute to this would blame them if they screwed up the country's economy again on purpose like they did in 2011. they have shown that they care enough about that to avoid that eventuality. they will no longer be able to make that bluff again, in three months or ever. so today they are saying, ah, three months, we're going to be back here, but nobody believes them. this weekend, the other thing that's happening in washington is the obama campaign legacy project. 4,000 obama campaign volunteers and supporters will be meeting this weekend at a hotel in washington, with the top brass of the obama election
. >> obama held the final press coaches of the first term in office. talked pose i about the debt ceiling. he announced if congress doesn't work with him and raise the debt ceiling will america will go into default and we might have to sell florida. say goodbye to nana and pop pop. >> chimpy up next. >> the morning news starts at 4:30 appreciate your time have a good night. a good night. >> good night
should do what darrel isa would require a $1.7 trillion increase in the debt ceiling. darell should be candid in passing the ryan budget. >> in terms of wall street. the first vote is tomorrow. it is a vote to extend or increase the borrowing limit. but that is an action that wall street will look at in the house. first of all, you are right. and wall trestreet wants us to the fiscal progress. but, to mr. welch's point american families don't wait ten years to balance their budget. they don't call that extreme they go, that takes too long. we have to let them know that it is going to be a challenge to get to a ten year plan but we can do it if we work together. that is the message coming from congress right now. let's work together because if we don't i have little kids, my kid rz going to pay for this debt. they are the victims of this policy. >> i'm agrees with it. but americans pay their bills. they don't threaten to buy a freezer to stiff the payment because they are over the limit. >> that is what we are doing right now. >> before we get to the next generation and the generatio
the cliff in terms of the debt ceiling nor sit down with the president and discuss a balanced approach. there are only two alternatives. >> the president said he will not discuss it period. >> he did not say. he did not say he did not want to discuss it but what it would take to avoid sequestration. >> i want to change the subject do gun-control. you were here in the assault weapons ban passed in 1984 with this deep divide, is that a possibility? and any common ground piece of legislation you can get through? >> no. i think it is realistic. i think the ground is shifting. i think it shifted when it came to how we deal with the deficit in this country. with senator mcconnell said the electorate voted for the status quo, he was wrong. i think the reelection of the president shifted the ground how we proceed with economic growth, address the role of the middle-class, address programs relating to those trying to climb up the ladder. i also think the ground shifted on gun-control including the ground on which the president stands. i think everybody should be honest. i think people have shie
for abolishing the debt ceiling completely. that's not go to happen in the short-term. we've seen this time and time again. we know that these negotiations are being conducted across polarized camps in congress and the administration and that the likely event is that nothing is going to be agreed at until the 11th hour, right at the last minute spop i would have thought it's very likely that we'll get an increase in the debt ceiling at some stage. likewise, there will be some sort of compromise later on during the day on spending cuts, as well. >> what kind of compromise? i mean, yeah, what -- i suppose what would the economic be of the spending cuts? >> well, that's a very good question. i think it's only reentered markets minds that any more fiscal policy, you potential le get a slowing of demand and the example here is the tax increases that were agreed which involved a reduction of the payroll -- sorry, a reverse of the payroll tax reductions. people now saying, well, actually, that reduces take home pay. so perhaps this congress also looks at the potential economic implications of spen
calibrate your message, focus on long-term spending instead of long-term debt. focusing on the debt ceiling makes the message more difficult. when i asked walden about the debt ceiling yesterday, he was clearly noncommittal, hinting on where the republican leadership maybe is on this. if there's not a majority in the house republican to raise the debt limit, but there is a majority in the house of representatives to raise a clean debt limit, would this leadership be willing to do that? >> you know, let's look at how do we avoid default on america and american's debt. how do we avoid these issues that are going to bankrupt the country long-term? >> boehner may come under pressure, though, from some conservative groups, but in the latest sign he may have some wiggle room, in a political op-ed this morning, the leaders of the club for growth, heritage action, and the family research counsel called for, quote, insisting that washington not raise the debt ceiling unless our nation gets on a path to a balanced budget within ten years that stays balanced. that is far from a don't raise the debt ce
. >> in the looming debt ceiling headline and reshuffling the cabinet president obama's second term is front loaded with potential standoffs with the divided congress. mary madeline serveed in three republican administrations -- reagan, george h.w. bush and george w. bush, and also a counselor to former vice president dick cheney. good to see you. mary, happy new year. >> happy new year to you. thanks for having me. >> well, you have been through this before, and you have seen the risks, the perils of second terms. looking at it from afar, from outside the beltway, what are the big challenges that you think president obama has to be concerned about? >> every term it has been exacerbating a lot of the president's weaknesses. if he wants to get along, if he wants to make some progress with republicans, he has to get be less self-righteous. that could be played earlier. he keeps presenting these false choices that it's either getting -- you're either political, you want an a from the nra or you want safe school, safe children. if you have an opposite view, an opposing view, you can't get to the table
did that get him? a debt ceiling crisis, charges of being a foreigner, and total war on health care reform. well, now the president isn't asking anymore, he's demanding. you know what? it may just work. >>> beating the neocons at their own game. the neoconservative industrial complex put all its weight behind defeating chuck hagel. it looks like they're going to lose. could it be the neocons are a spent force? could we be that lucky? >>> and back in the ussr. yet another republican cites the soviet threat. they're still fighting the cold war. they want the cold war i guess. that's in the "sideshow" where i hope it stays. >>> let me finish with my own thoughts about alcoholism and addiction and how it tragically struck down one of the most prominent political families in our nation's history. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. ve decided as i begin, i thank president clinton for his service to our nation. [ applause ] and i thank vice president gore for a contest conducted with spirit and ended with grace. [ applause ] >> you know, he seemed to be speaking english as a s
in williamsburg, virginia, talk of short-term debt limit discussion to try to work on a plan to get the debt and deficit under control. i talked to one key republican lawmaker who says there are three events coming that will coalesce. debt ceiling discussion, debt ceiling and the fact that the federal government will run out of money at the end of march. >> all those bring a confluence of an opportunity to drive a debate and drive changes that get us towards long-term prosperity and get us off of this notion that we can just continue to borrow and spend. >> reporter: it is clear most republicans want there to be spending cuts as part of these fiscal matters as they work on long-term extensions or solving these problems long term. jenna. jenna: mike, if we're hearing this, then the white house is probably hearing this as well. any reaction from the white house about potentially this plan from republicans? report or the jenna, --. >> reporter: jenna white house officials are saying if congress doesn't want to raise the debt ceiling they should authority rise president obama to do it himself. t
for any long-term debt ceiling extension. so if we look at that, it means in 10 to 15 years, with very little help from the democrats, we can actually achieve a balanced budget, which is much better than the 23 to 27 years that the ryan budget gave us and it is much better than the never balancing budget that obama and the democrats have proposed for the last four years. so you look at all the data out there. all the public opinion polls, the american people think we are spending too much money, that they think we are taxing too much. the problem is with republicans, and this goes to what representative huelskamp just said, as republicans we have been seen as the party of big business and we should never be the party of big business. we should be the party of individuals, the party that helps individuals have a fair share. we have a system that is unfair to small businesses to individuals. we have a tax system that is unfair. we have a regulatory system that is unfair. and when republicans once again start talking about mainstream, about small businesses, about individuals, that's when
with dan gross. his latest piece is titled "obama brinksmanship puts gop in tough spot on debt ceiling." so dan, you write that while you fall off a cliff, you only bump your head in to a ceiling but economically the ceiling has the capacity to deliver far more damage. you are talking like my friend steve kornacki here. what is failing to raise the debt ceiling? why is that going to be catastrophic? >> well, you know, first of all the stock and bond markets will really go haywire in a way they didn't when we were about to go over the fiscal cliff because government bonds are held by everybody. chinese central bank, japanese central bank, every single bank financial institution out there. so if there's any question over the value of those and they start to decline, these institutions have a great amount of leverage and interconnected with everything else and sort of see what happened in 2008. it's also this issue of, you know, who gets paid? if you start to have to say maybe soldiers get paid but not paying for the fuel or these doctors will get paid, you know, government is a huge force in
will decide on one of two courses. number one, to plunge us over the cliff in terms of debt ceiling or to sit down with the president and discuss a balanced approach. there are only two alternatives here. >> that's fine. i mean, the president said he's not going to discuss it period. >> he didn't say -- he said he didn't want to discuss the debt ceiling. he said he wanted to discuss what it would take to avoid sequestration. >> laura? >> i wanted to change the subject -- >> a little louder, please? >> sure. i wanted to change the subject to gun control. you were here when the assault weapons ban passed in '94, and i'm curious with this deep divide between republicans and democrats do you think that that is a possibility? and any common ground pieces of legislation that you think might be b able to get through? >> no, i think it's realistic. you know, i think the ground is shifting. i think the ground shifted when it came to i how we deal -- when it came to how we deal with the deficit in this country. i think when senator mcconnell said the electorate essentially voted for the status quo, he
. >>> some top republicans in congress are considering a short-term increase of the debt ceiling. house budget committee chairman paul ryan says they are wag the benefits of an extension as a way to get the senate and white house engaged in future conversations. the president has warned that if congress does not raise the debt ceiling the economy could crash and there could be delays for social security checks and veterans' benefits. >>> things that men will do to i am privilege women. an aussie free diver says he got into the sport to win over a few girls at the public to impress women. he won more than the girls. the 32-year-old is making a nam for himself in diving. he can actually hold his breath under water for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. he is a champion in the second most dangerous sport in the world and he credits the peretti local girls he pretty local girls he met. >> he challenged them at the bar. >> he became an australian champion. >> he was on "60 minutes." he drops down over 200 feet. >> good luck. >>> 5:19. coming up, hear why the key t
a bill to the floor this week, a short-term raise for the debt ceiling debate until may, and stop paying members if the senate doesn't pass a budget. how will you vote on that? >> well, look, what's good about this is at least the republicans recognize increase the debt ceiling is something we need to do. but in fact, three months is not good enough. it really is unacceptable for my opinion and i think most of the democrats, because there are plenty of opportunities for us and we should really be looking long-term how we can reduce the deficit and deal with long-term sustainability for medicare and medicaid. those are issues that we have to look at and i believe we will and we have opportunities to do that around the budget, around the sequester, of course we will have to deal with in less than, well, six weeks. and we should. the debt ceiling, we need that certainty for the markets, for our economy. we know what happened when the republicans played around with not raising the debt ceiling in august of 2011. the economy was deeply hurt. we're in a recovery and we certainly should not let
on extending the debt ceiling for at least a three-month period. is this any signs of hope in terms of cooperation or more maneuvering? >> i think this unfortunately more a sign that republicans realize it was horribly damaging to them to continue to jeopardize the full faith and credit of the united states. now, it still does that because they are really perpetrating colossal uncertainty by proposing only to extend the debt ceiling increase by three months. i mean in a fragile recovery like the one we have we need to have certainty, we need to pay our bills, and we need to send president obama a clean debt ceiling increase. >> you also will need to have a budget in place in order to come to that debt ceiling debate as the republicans have laid it out at this point and you're also going to be dealing with the deficit and all of the other issues. so are you basically saying you don't think anything's changed here? >> no. i think the republicans have realized it's a political problem and a real problem if we jeopardize the full faith and credit of the united s
problem we need to deal with, martha, the misuse of the term default that emerged in the last debt ceiling crisis in august of 2011 when used on both sides of the aisle, when we reach the point the united states didn't have anymore borrowing authority that automatically meant default. it doesn't. that was a false definition then. it is a false definition now. we have enough money to operate essential components of this government that we can go on for a very long time. this isn't a crisis that hits a deadline that turns it into default. furthermore the economy of the united states, if we continue on this trillion dollar plus a year increase in our national debt does eventually hit a place of insolvency. that is what i fear. that is what most conservatives fear, martha. martha: but the president is basically saying to you, and the rest of the republicans in the house, that he is going to raise the debt limit. that the debt limit is going up. there won't be any negotiations over spending cuts that might offset that increase. there is going to be no negotiation. so what will you do? >> first
's debt ceiling and the effort to stop mass murderers in america. >> my point is to focus on what makes sense, what works. >> one month after the shooting at newtown it is time to come up with action. >> we to have answers. >> he will announce his specific plan within days. the possible gun proposals and could they actually become law? plus the lance armstrong interview. he's denied he doped for years. >> sick and tired of these allegations. they are absolutely untrue. >> the support gave him the boot. >> lance armstrong has no place in cycling. >> now and for the first time lance armstrong says he's opening up about what really happened. >>> and hundreds of people hunting giant snakes. >> the species of the day is ber mes python. >> i have a machete and side arm. >> man verses python in the florida everglades. >> breaking news with lance armstrong. first president obama still supports an assault weapons ban. he admits it may not make it through congress. the president head a news conference and said the ban is one idea he is considering after a list of recommendations from joe biden. i
the debt ceiling what leverage do republicans have? and the last chance to derail the term. i think i know what happens, the same thing that has happened always when we have had so many break outs they are left behind by the wall of worry. ask yourself, do you think that this many analysts could be right? do you think that these companies are going to prove to be brilliant exit prices? no. i bet that this is one of those moments where the world economies are going to be better. i say that because it is the same behavior i've seen over and over and over again. down days are days to buy, not sell. in order to get into this bull market, here is the bottom line, i think this market is simply taking a snooze after a big bull run, but wakes itself up perhaps with my alarm clock and if history serves me right, when stocks awaken they go higher not lower and it is turned out that their evaluations ended up being catalysts galore. bob in florida, bob. >> it is great to talk to you. south florida by way of teaneck, new jersey. i'm calling about krispy kreme donuts. i owned this stock years ago. i so
went on. i think after the debt ceiling fiasco of the summer of 2011, he learned he wasn't able to get anything done unless he was willing to go out there and fight against first principles by the other side. i was disheartened by what he proposed. but it was a real change from before. in the past, he often tried to compromise in advance and tried to calculate what might i get through congress. this time, and i think it may be a model for the next four years, he said, look, this is what i want. this is the full program. now, let's talk about it and see what we can get passed. and i think that has a lot more po ten rnl to get more stuff done. >> no doubt about it. when you look that the president has announced it is a nonprofit. donations will be disclosed, it will be run by a small inner circle of campaign advisors and give our allies a way to rally behind an agenda. when you look at that, you can tell, melissa, it is interesting to me that some of my friends on the lecht, the left trying to say more radical. i mean, you usually support people that you always supported if they're fulfi
with the debt ceiling. all of this about the budget which could quickly overtake the second term. >> david gregory, thanks very much. i want to let folks know, tomorrow morning on "meet the press," david will be joined by senator chuck schumer of new york, head of the joint congressional committee on the inaugural and ted cruz, the new republican senator from texas. >>> and for washington, the second time around is never quite the same as the first time a president is inaugurated, but still there is an air of anticipation and excitement as this city prepares. nbc's ron allen has that story for us tonight. >> reporter: it's estimated half a million people may attend president obama's second inauguration. what maybe the largest crowd ever for a second swearing in. >> i'll take it to my grave that i was actually here during this event. >> i'm really excited for his second term, and i have high hopes. >> i, barack hussein obama -- >> reporter: four years ago, people gathered for one of the greatest historical moments. historians say the second time around, inevitably does not match the first.
to entertain serious reform. talking about taking the debt ceiling off the table for the next four years. it's not big enough for tax reform? what need to see? what you need from your colleagues on the democratic side to engage in this kind of conversation? >> first of all, we have to take the debt ceiling off the table for a considerable period of time. secondly, regarding entitlement reform, let's take medicare as an example. there have been few changes in terms of medicare and its future. number one is that the rate of health care growth has been diminished. and the rate of medicare costs increase has also been diminished. at the first consequence and events of the last three years. suddenly we have health care reform, which i think has accelerated costs increase. what i think we need to do in terms of medicare is for both parties and the white house to have a serious discussion about how to get hold of medicare and medicaid costs. we really need to do that. but social security we have to have the same kind of discussion so i urge the chairman of finance, the ranking member in the senate,
, president obama told reporters the u.s. can't afford a drawn-out debate over raising the debt ceiling, which could reach its lmit in mid february. "raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending. it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. these are bills that have already been racked up, and we need to pay them." president obama warns that if the debt limit is not raised or used as leverage by republicans, markets would go haywire, interest rates would rise, and checks to military veterans and people on social security would end. gop senate minority leader mitch mconnel reponded by saying, "the president and his allies need to get serious about spending, and the debt-limit debate is the perfect time for it." traders will get their first opportunity to react to comments at the market close yesterday by federal reserve chairman ben bernanke. among the highlights, the fed chair says, the federal government is not out of ammunition, the fed's bond-buying program is not likely to lead to higher inflation, and the fed sees positive signs in
, we'll give you a short-term extension of the debt ceiling for a certain amount of spending cuts, or we'll give you a long-term extension like you want for even more spending cuts. can they force entitlement reform around medicare, for instance, even some of the -- in their view -- more limited things that the president wants to do around means testing and age and indexing to try to attach that to a debt-limit deal. do they move beyond the debt limit, try to get to the continuing resolutions and those kinds of things? they recognize that this is the only area of leverage that they have, but they want to be careful about it. >> so chuck todd, how does the white house deal with that supposed leverage? >> well, first i think the republicans are hoping that they have a manti te'o defense, that somehow it was all a hoax and maybe the election was a hoax and they can go back and redo everything. no. i think the republican -- the white house strategy is make the house republicans try to do something. and i think that -- and my understanding what house republican leadership wants to do i
this looming fight over the debt ceiling. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, was part of the questioning. he joins us from there tonight. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. as you mentioned, vice president biden formally gave the president the gun violence task force recommendation that he was charged with getting. and while the president said he's formally going to unveil what his proposals are going to be, he did say today that if congress doesn't act at this news conference, he's willing to do it himself. during the hour-long press conference, president obama said he wants stronger background checks and limits on assault weapons and ammunition. but acknowledged the difficult politics. >> those are things i continue to believe make sense. will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. >> reporter: and he said administrative action, such as backtracking guns used by criminals are things he may be able to do right away. >> i'm confident that there are some steps we can take that don't require legislation. >> reporter: but gun control was
will deliver the first speech of his second term. he could choose to lay out his challenges. the looming debt ceiling and passing a gun control. >> he is going to talk about our political system does not settle all of our differences >> after the official business. it will party at the inaugural ball. in washington, tory dunnin. >> and you'll be able to watch the inauguration ceremony live during the kron-4 morning news on monday. it will start at 8-30 in the morning. and we'll also have the inaugural parade live on our 24-7 bay area news channel - starting at 10-35. >> temperatures in the 30's and '40's. even the chance for some chanel showers. looking great, plenty of sunshine and temperatures making it into the mid '60s. look for readings in the low 60s. 65 degrees. berkeley, richmond, oakland. and this nice weather will hang on for another day. 60s and sunshine. for wednesday, this weather system is coming through with harley of mostly cloudy skies. sunday for thursday and friday of the chances for storms with rainfall possible. >> we will continue our coverage and a gary radnich will als
including raising the debt ceiling, which the house expected to vote on tomorrow. in the inaugural address, he made history as the first president to mention the word "gay" and "gay rights." >> if we are truly created equal surely the love we commit to one another mutt be -- must be equal, as well. >> there will be one more party tonight, the obamas and friends celebrate with campaign and white house staffers at inaugural ball where supposedly lady gaga is performing. >> the president is sworn in on two bibles one from martin luther king and the other from abraham lincoln. traffic and weather, together, next on the abc7 morning news. here is the golden gate bridge, dry as a bone. but maybe, maybe, maybe there is rain in the forecast. >> and a deal to sell sacramento kings so they can move to seattle. the ripple effect that >> welcome back, almost everyone is just a bit warmer than yesterday so we do not have as frost. 32 at concord and fairfield is 31. upper 30's around the bay to 40 in oak and 47 in san francisco. this afternoon, low-to-mid 60's with filtered sunshine because of the high
, the debt ceiling limit and do something more, maybe not a grand compromise, something more in terms of deficit reduction, my guess is the market will kind of shrug it off. they won't get upset. the issue is in the end what happens in the run-up read the political run-up to the waiter with the market reacting as we are going down the wire because they will not default. the u.s. will not default on its debt. adam: you have the billionaire coke brothers urging the g.o.p. all kinds of g.o.p. senator saying we need not have this fight. wouldn't it be better for republicans since the issue is spending will agree it is spending, spending, spending. wait until march as our producer calls it the son of the fiscal cliff. say to the president okay. you want to fund spending? refunded if the suit was about cutting spending slipknot to the continuing resolution. would that be the better argument? >> fair enough. the issue is this, you are right in saying we have to deal on the spending side as well as the tax side. with my preference would be if comprehensive entitlement reform, comprehensive ta
you, phil. david: house congressional leaders announcing today that they will vote on a debt ceiling bill next week that will include at least a short-term extension. liz: rich edson live at the house republican annual retreat which is in williamsburg virginia with the very latest. rich? rich: liz and david, a three month extension, that's what they are discussing. this is a result of three day meeting here, the republican retreat in williamsburg virginia. this is the bill that the house will vote on next week, a three month debt ceiling increase and debt ceiling increase is contingent on the house and senate passing a budget. the senate hasn't actually passed a budget in years. the bill also withholds congressional pay without congress passing a budget. the one problem with this for a number of republicans, there really are no other spending cuts in this. remember the boehner rule dubbed the boehner rule says any increase in the debt ceiling must correspond to equal amounts in spending cuts. >> not quite the same reaction from house minority leader nancy pelosi saying: >> so the rep
to a question of the debt ceiling in recognition of all of this economic-- all of these decisions have an impact on small businesses and the fact that we have gridlock in d.c.? do you want to see them work more with the president and try to get a solution as to maybe, the little less extreme than what the president wants or do you want them to dig their heels in the ground and fight it tooth and nail? >> and the principals, they have to understand they only control one third of the government and they have to work with the president to come to a resolution, and the first thing i'd like to see the senate pass a budget. senate hasn't passed a budget in over four years at this point. i think what's going to happen on the debt ceiling they're going to vote to extend the debt ceiling for a couple of months and that's good. we don't want to be in a situation where we're defaulting or the threat of default, but i think they need to tie that back to something and maybe it's not the big and grand bargain with the entitlement plans right now, but i think at a minimum they have to tie it back to getting a
the whole debt ceiling issue, and also immigration reform. something that the president said would be a top priority. so a lot of different events for the president today. capping it off will be two balls. on official inaugural ball and the commander in chief ball taking place tonight. key folks will be taking part in ceremonies today. in particular, some hispanics playing an important role. chief justice sonja sotomayor, takie ing place on the swearing of the president. the inaugural committee has chosen a cuban american to read an original poem. cuban american civil jeer and author, richard blanco. so hispanics playing an important role on an important day in washington. john. >> a long day of firsts and a long day of celebration. dan lothian at the white house this morning. the crowd expected to turn up at the national mall, not expected to be as large as four years ago, when 1.8 million people crowded into the city. they are still expecting some 800,000 people today. nothing to thumb your nose at. christi paul on the national mall where crowds are gathering. >> they are gathering and dr
will raise the debt ceiling. we are not going to default on our ded debt. two years ago, they were gloating over their debt ceiling hostage strategy. >> no president in the near future, maybe in the distant future, will be able to get the debt ceiling increased without a reignition, reigniting of the same discussion of how do we cut spending and get america headed in the right direction. i expect the next president, whoever that is, will be asking us to raise the debt ceiling again in 2013. we'll be doing it all over. >> today, mitch mcconnell doesn't sound so tough. instead of demanding spending cuts on entitlement reform, here is his new demand. the american people expect the senate to finally pass a budget. this is the new republican leverage. it's a pretty weak hand. don't you think? house republican whip kevin mccarthy was in full spin mode about the new terms of the debt limit fight. >> the senate has never even passed a budget. tts rule of the law that by april 15th, you have to. so, we're saying we will extend the debt limit until the timeline where you have a budget, a road map. so
be -- and inability to raise the debt ceiling, 35 is an inability to do anything in terms of the parties agreeing, both republican and democratic party agreeing on some future course that still there will be an american economy that is growing and is healthy? >> it won't be growing as fast, but if you think about america in the context of europe and japan the willingness of internationals to continue to provide lots of lending support for the u.s. dollar and treasuries remains very high. >> rose: why is that? why do they continue to do that? obviously they believe it is a stle pla to be. >> we will be the world's largest energy producer and largest producer of calories, producer of calories, of food, the technology development, overwhelmingly based in the u.s. our demographics are pretty good, housing is picking up, we have a lot of money, this doesn't speak well for unemployment in the u.s. and doesn't speak well well for a lot of people doing the way they used to our their kids but in terms of looking at the united states, our risk wasn't called the u.s., the risk was called washington politic
on the debt ceiling and reaching agreement on the medium term debt reduction that i mentioned earlier. for the non-events economies, i am putting together the emerging markets as well as the [indiscernible] countries. clearly, those countries are fearing a much better case in terms of growth. but everywhere i have travelled in the last few months, in africa, in latin america, and in asia, there has always been a concern about the lack of decisive action to address the advanced economies crises. so those spillover effects coming colluding busy so those spillover effects, including -- so those spillover effects, of.including uncertainty, are clear. this is excessively too general. when you go down the list of the emerging market economies, some of them are much more vulnerable and open to the risks of contagion or spillover effects of the advanced economies. some of them are more interconnected regionally and less prone to those risks. but overall, in the main, there is that clear risk, which leads us to recommend to them that they actually improve and increase the buffers that they hav
and debt ceil job creation . will we see a different leadership style in his second term? >> i think one thing that is clear this time around, the american people voted to reduce the deficit in a balanced way. they voted to pass the comprehensive immigration reform . 90 percent of the american public supports universal background checks and one of the things that campaign supporters will make sure, he has a man date every time to enact the changes and the house republicans are responsive to what the american people voted for and public opinion is . you will see a lot of the ground support in the weeks ahead. >> let me ask you a question. what about the divide that remains between the president and republicans? will he make more of an effort to find common ground? >> i think the president certainly has done an outreach on both sides of the aisle and on issue after issue, he's willing to put a traditional democratic party orthodoxy to pass it in a bipartisan way. this ultimately is a bipartisan organization that seeks support from both sides . the president is not going to abandon his core
will start with a budget battle. house republicans say they will extend the debt ceiling for three months, but if democrats don't agree to a new budget with deep spending cuts by april, members of congress will lose their paychecks. >>> witnesses are testifying at john leopold's trial. one said she believed she would be fired in she didn't dough what he wanted. he's accused of using staff to run personal and political errands. janet owens also took the stand today. >>> let's look at the weather on this weekend before the inauguration. >> it's been bright and sunny today. of course, if you've been outside, you know it's breezy today. we've had some gusts up to 20 miles an hour, the temperatures currently at 38 degrees with the northwesterly wind at 9 miles per hour right now. take a look at the windchill readings currently. feels like 31 in d.c., 29 in gaithersburg. slightly higher values way to the north and west. what it currently feels like. by 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, winds will diminish overnight, a bit of wind left hanging around. as low as 15, 16 degrees down around culpepper rap
says no gimmick, no magic coins. just the plain old standoff on the debt ceiling. who is gonna blink first in this? john harwood joins us from washington with the details. good evening. >> good evening. the president used the last news conference of first term to draw an ever-brighter line with congressional republicans on the debt ceiling. they say they want dollar for dollar spending cuts to be matched with an increase in the debt ceiling. the president said i'll negotiate with you, but not over the debt ceiling. he simply is not going to allieu republicans to take the full faith and credit of the united states and the health of the u.s. economy as hostages. >> they will not collect our ransom in exchange for crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> now, house speaker john boehner responded quickly saying house republicans will do the right thing. they will be responsib
the government borrow more money effectively raising the debt ceiling. the deal not all worked out just yet. but apparently it this will not require the spending cuts that house republicans had wanted. just released fox news poll finds that 69% favor raising the debt limit only if there are major spending cuts involved. and 23% say it's reckless not to raise it regardless. the poll also shows more than 8 in 10 think government spending is out of control. only 11% believes it's being managed carefully. mike immanuel tracking developments on the hill tonight. what's behind this house republican plan. >> bill, a lot of g.o.p. frustration has been based on the fact the senate has not passed a budget. so republicans are trying to force it house speaker john boehner told house members, quote: before there is any long-term debt alowe time for a budget to get done. >> he our hope is to pass something very early so the senate can take action as well. i wouldn't put any jeopardizing of the economy there. shows that it is a very rational, put us on a better path and i would think all the american pub
house republican leaders backed away from threats to use the federal debt ceiling to force cuts in spending agreeing to vote on a new debt limit increase that will last until mid april. the house republicans' new plan would give congress time to pass a budget for the next fiscal year. if no budget is passed house republicans say they'll withhold members' pay. in a statement house majority leader eric cantor said, quote, we must pay our bills and responsibly budget for our future. next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt increase to give the senate and house time to pass the budget. furthermore if they fail to pass a budget in that time members of congress will not be paid by the american people for failing to do their job. no budget no pay. the president's apparent victory in the debt ceiling skirmish comes three days after the house finally passed a $50 billion aid package for victims of hurricane sandy that the white house had proposed. the vote on tuesday was another show of weakness for republicans as the gop leadership let the bill come to the floor despite
of the neighbors, cooler heads will prevail now between now and the time we deal with the debt ceiling and we may meet the goal which we set out to do, which is to have roughly a $4 trillion cut over 10 years in the long-term deficit and to put us on that path. but i didn't come here to talk about any of those important subjects today, because as important as they allr today we have a more urgent and immediate call and that is how to deal with the epidemic of gun violence in america. you all know the statistics better than anyone so i'm not going to repeat them. on that score, i owe an incredible debt of gratitude to you at the head table and those of you in the room. i know we don't have you nan hit in this ballroom nor do we in any ballroom, but we all acknowledge that we have to do something. we have to act. and i hope we all agree, there is a need to respond to the carnage on our streets and in our schools. i hope we all agree that mass shootings like the one we witnessed in newtown 34 days ago cannot be continued to be tolerated. that tragedy has affected the public in a way i have never see
, climate change, debt ceilings and immigration. >> and he has one more thing going for them. the republicans are in total disarray. they have gone in the wrong direction in the terms of candidates and issues. so, suddenly they are at war among themselves. >> and there is more to continue. we will be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, this morning president obama to r his . >>> okay. let's take look at this morning's top stories which just about half an hour ago president obama took an oath of office for his second term. the formal swearing in happened at the top of this hour. but the public ceremony, the biggy, is for tomorrow. >> meanwhile the san francisco 49ers face the atlanta falcons. if the 49ers win they get the ticket to the super bowl in new orleans plus a chance to win the 6th super bowl. >> and the mavericks surf contest is going on in half- moon day and the sun is shining. >> yes. we will look for temperatures in the 60s in the bay area. in san francisco a forecast high in the low 60s. 63 oakland. 68 in san jose. it will be a beautiful one. >> you can't go wrong. >>> t
house. the main attraction, our old friend the debt ceiling. they could default on the debt, unless the debt ceiling is raised. republicans want the president to cut spending before they i gree on a deal. but the president at no time seem eager for compromise. listen. >> we have to stop lurking from crisis to crisis to crisis. when there is a clear pass that requires discipline, responsibility and compromise. >> dana: yet, he showed little willingness to do so. >> i'm willing to compromise and find common ground over how to reduce the deficit, america cannot afford another debate with this congress about whether or not they should pay the bills they have racked up. what i will not do is to have that negotiation with gun at the head of the people. >> dana: interesting choice of words to describe that. eric, you talked about not wanting the country to lurch from crisis to crisis. most americans would agree and want washington to fix fundamental problems. why do we have to have the debate every three months? >> eric: sure. start with the debt ceiling and how it came about. prior to wor
of the major negotiations that we have under way? specifically in my mind is the debt ceiling fight. >> right. >> president or republicans? >> the president probably has the debt ceiling leverage. a majority of americans want cuts to go along with it. george bush had a 53% rating at his second term. didn't last. >> when you say that the president has leverage on the debt ceiling negotiations, what then was behind the strategy that republicans behind the strategy republicans are putting forthright now saying they'll go along with the short-term extension? >> i think it probably was because the republicans don't have a single voice right now, a common thread. the president has a bully pulpit. two weeks ago, they were trying to figure out what they were saying. >> you were involved in a presidential transition four years ago. what do they have to be prepared with starting on tuesday? >> you know, one of the things i think that's gotten overlooked today, the announcement that they are not going to moth ball that incredible operation they've put up for the election. obama, is now going to be calle
began by drawing a line in the sand over the looming debt ceiling debate but cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us the conversation quickly turned to gun control. >> the president of the united states. >> reporter: president obama used the last press conference of his first term to call out republicans who are threatening not to raise the debt limit. >> so to even entertain the idea of this happening of the united states of america not paying its bills is irresponsible. it's absurd. >> reporter: republicans want drastic spending cuts in exchange for increasing the amount the government can borrow but the president says he will not have the debt ceiling tied to the bills congress has already wrapped up. >> what i will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people. >> reporter: the debt ceiling deadline is just one of three budget showdowns the white house and congress face in the coming months. house speaker john boehner said if lawmakers don't tackle the debt and spending at the same time it will cost jobs.
issues he's facing -- the debt ceiling, and gun control. the president alluded to the challenges ahead in his inaugural adderss speech. >> we must make the hard choices to reduce the health care and the size of our deficit of we do not want it to make the choice of caring for the generation that the share of the country and the generation that will shape this country. >> also address - climate change and equal pay for women. joining us now, kron-4's political analyst micahel yaki. any surprises? >> it was a very bipartisan tone. and your thinking they just have an aggressive agenda. and the young, the u.s., the drive, he was reaching out to them picking up some of the other categories >> mammal he also talked about some " we the people. this new grass-roots advocacy program they are using the same techniques citizens that need it is number one, the gun control legislation. the congressional people's attention and getting it into their faces. >> and also to the gay community and talking about the fourth there has been a lot of criticism. there has not been enough about the war but there
, the most immediate problem, tomorrow the house is voting on this extended debt ceiling and this is to avoid a confrontation in the short-term, but the large ers issues remain. >> that was quite a performance saying don't go there. i got this one, and they backed away. that has been lost in the excitement over the last couple of days. it just gets kicked down the road, and can you tell from his speech yesterday that he has -- the democratic coalition is in no mood to give an inch on spending, and it remains the big problem whether you really, democrat or republican, on the budget because it was unaddressed in the last round. you can tell the republicans want to get at it. if that was a sign of compromise yesterday, it was the shortest one sentence sign that i have ever seen. so a fight is come. >> a fight is coming, and we all know that you can not do it without dealing with the main entitlements. there is no way -- >> well, that's exactly right. >> there is no way at this stage without -- >> dealing with that. in that speech he made it very clear where he said -- >> he is not going anywhere
people out of unemployment, and bring a renewed energy to our country. coming up, will the debt ceiling debate delay your tax refund? next in the president obama has begun his second term by declaring the possibilities are limitless. our political panel takes a look at the next four years. ♪ >>> from our fox business studios in new york, here, again, is gerri willis. gerri: well, not wasting a second of the second term, president obama making it clear who is in charge the next four years laying out a bold agenda in the inaugural address. that's how i read it. with more, maryann marsh, a democratic strategist, and rich lawry, editor of "the national review. " what do you think of the speech? >> audacious. one, it was an unabashedly progressive speech, shorn of the pose that's characterized as rhetoric. it also, i think, was audacious in its appropriation of the tradition of the american foundings. it was a direct challenge to republicans and the tea party saying you are obsessed with the founders. you are wrong. i am the one firmly within the tradition, and you are outside the mainstre
a renewed energy to our country. coming up, will the debt ceiling debate delay your tax refund? next in the president obama has begun his second term by declaring the possibilities are limitless. our political panel takes a look at the next four years. ♪ officemax can help you drive supply costs down... and down. use your maxperks card and get a 10-ream case of officemax multiuse paper for just 4.99 after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. - ♪ 'cause people got me questioning ♪ ♪ where is the love - ma'am. you forgot your purse. - thank you. oh. thank you very much. - a message from the foundation for a beer life. >>> from our fox business stios in new york, here, again, is gerri willis. gerri: well, not wasting a second of the second term, president obama making it clear who is in charge the next four years laying out a bold agenda in the inaugural address. that's how i read it. with more, maryann marsh, a democratic strategist, and rich lawry, editor of "the national review. " whato you think of the speech? >> audacious. one, it was an unabas
with the debt. i've been hearing about the debt ceiling. i understand when i grow up it could be hundreds of thousands of dollars could you please cut spending now. >> stephen: why aren't kids write together president about long-term restructuring of government debt. come on fox news youngsters, benic ron, the rest pinecrest retirement crew. put down the sunny d and fire up the underwood. [ laughter ] thankfully, folks, our constitution has a built-in mechanism to stop democratically elected tyrants from taking our guns and that brings us to tonight's word. [cheers and applause] united we stand off. president obama and his anti-gun storm troopers say it's okay for me to have a pistol. it's okay for me to have a rifle and a shotgun. but it's not okay for me to have military-style weaponry. maybe they've forgotten what the second amendment is. >> the founders feared government tyranny. >> the second amendment is about resistance to government tyranny. >> they never mentioned hunting and deer, they talked about freedom and liberty over tyranny. >> stephen: damn straight. like anybody setting
cell in front of this month's the debt ceiling talks? >> the markets rallied at 5%. do not sell short-term perry ed >> the time is now 9:18 a.m.. we will get a little warmer today but it's still is a very cold start. >> oakland is in the lower 40's. concord is still cold at 34 degrees. little more this is a degree above the freezing mark perry at there is still a lot a cold spots in this morning. if this is especially alta the delta. we do have widespread 30's. it is clear and cold and we did have to watch out for some frost and black eyes. it will be a little milder today perry ed it will not be as frigid this afternoon. the major factor why it is colder today is because we do not have the wind. we do not have win it allows the temperatures to drop. >> here is your future cast forecast. but royal below states that will still be in the 40's and than by noon we will get into the '60s. this will change for the next couple of days. by 8:00 p.m. tonight you will notice that we do have blue which means will be in the 40's. tonight you will probably sit a little difference and will not be as col
over the debt ceiling. there's a continuing resolution to actually fund the government. then there's sequestration. yesterday politico reporting that house gop members are gearing up for a fight over the debt ceiling, but now you have people like newt gingrich, choice of reason in the wilderness. let's play the sound. he is advocating for them not to fight over this. >> it's a threat they can't sustain. no one is going to default. no one is going to allow the united states to not pay its bills. they have much better news to fight over spending. they have a continuing resolution that funds government, which comes up at the end of march, and they have this sequester that automatically cuts spending. >> gingrich isn't saying lay down your arms, but he is saying there are better battles ahead. >> he is saying you're going to lose this debt fight because -- he has said previously that the entire global world of finance is going to come into washington the week before the debt ceiling is hit and they're going to pressure you to cave. i actually disagree with andrew here. i think that the
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